South Broughton Adventure is a four-day sea kayak trip that explores the passages and beaches of the Southern portion of the Broughton Marine Park. These trips offer guests a blend of sheltered and open water sea kayaking with the reward of frequent whale sightings. Each day of the trip we will kayak along the edge of waters where large marine mammals (Sealions, Humpback, and Orca) travel and play. Each day is a new experience. This a relaxing trip suitable for groups or familes that want simply put a vacation, a get away from a busy lifestyle for four wonderful days.
This trip features awesome whale encounters, spectacular scenery, comfortable camping, fresh food and a maximum of kayaking. Highlights include a visit to see native sites and a talk with local summer researchers in the area. Campsites are often visited by wildlife. Whales are observed just off camp and along kayaking routes we use daily. We use a base camp approach but it has all the design of a nomadic trip. These trips are suitable for familes, couples or small groups of friends.
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Arrival Day: Arrival in Port McNeill or Telegraph Cove is usually late in the day. Accommodations for the night before should be booked in advance. Pre-trip meeting is planned for the evening before your trip departure, information on where to meet will be forwarded to you before your arrival in the North Island. The meeting is scheduled to introduce you to your guides, check your gear, fit PFD, fit a paddle and answer any questions you might have about the trip. We will familiarize you with a double sea kayak and review our route on the marine chart of the area.
Note: Telegraph Cove Sea Kayaking Company reserves the right to alter the itinerary of this trip due to weather, tides or unexpected circumstances.
Meet the shuttle boat at end of the gas dock in Telegraph Cove or alternately the small commercial dock in Port McNeill. Be sure to bring you masks. Load the shuttle boat and set out to our camp. Morning transport (we stop for whales) to our first camp on Blackfish Sound. Mid morning kayak through sheltered waters explore by sea kayak an amazing cluster of rugged islands, view wildlife and a variety of marine mammals during the morning. Might even get a wonderful sun rise. Venture on into open waters to view the local Humpback Whale feeding in the area just outside camp. Find a small beach to have lunch on while enjoying the dolphins and porposies of a large bay to the southeast of camp. On our return to camp we extend time to washup and enjoy happy hour. Dinner prep will take place as you enjoy happy hour. Or you might like to toss a fishing line from the rocky shoreline and catch a fish for apps. The day continues into 10 pm but we usually have a beachfire and finish the day laughing around the fire.
A morning marine biology exploration during the low tide. With coffee in hand and breakfast being prep by your guides it is a great time to catch a look at what critters live along the sea shore. Once breakfast is ready, guides will be setting out the equipment so you can a good start for our second day on the water. Today, we spent the morning island hopping and quietly exploring sheltered passage abundant in marine life and wildlife. Great time for morning pictures of the trip. Catch lunch close to our destination of a local native site where we can get a glimpse into the past. Viewing and photo time in an area with wildlife rookeries and local habitats. Afternoon stroll in the unique coastal rainforest. View flora and fauna. Late after is a time put aside for a little fishing and beachcombing. Late day happy hour and early dinner to allow us time to catch a sunset paddle. Beachfire to end the day with two days of memories.
Venture out on a day trip around a large island with visits to various sites along the way and catch sometime with the Humpback whales in the area. Chances of seeing and fliming bears on this day are good. Some of the day is spend in sheltered passage and open water with a shoreline within paddling distance. Expect to take in a variety of wildlife today. From foraging in the morning to playing in the afternoon, their will be many opportunties for being close enough to witness lots of wildlife behaviours in action. Take in the sounds of kingfishers, eagles, and myriad sea birds. We will visit a special place for lunch and take a short hike to a spot where you can view open water, snow capped mountains and the vast greenery of the area. Dinner and a beachfire. Tonight we will see if the stars come out.
Morning of sea kayaking along a remote shoreline that enters into a special spot to view wildlife. This morning is a float to see what might come to visit us. We will be in areas where, harbour seals, rafts of sea otters and Dalls’ porpoise are usually seen and photo opportunites will be good. We will return back to camp for a warm lunch and complete the pack up in anticipation of the cruise back to our starting point, We hope to take in a little whale watching from the boat on the way home; our voyage back to Port McNeill, arriving late afternoon (3:00 - 3:30 pm)
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Trip Cost: CA$1450 per person
Family Rates: CA$4800 (2 adults/2 children under 16)
Trip Deposit: CA$250 per person
Trip Days: Friday - Monday (Custom Dates +15%)
June 09-11, June 16-19 June 30-03, July 07-10, July 14-17, July 21-24, July 28-31, August 04-07, August 11-14, August 18-21, August 25-28, September 08-11, September 15-17,